Charles De Ketelaere’s first season with AC Milan has not lived up to expectations but it seems as though he will have the chance to get some form back for his country soon.
As Tuttosport (via MilanNews) writes this morning, the season has been very complicated for De Ketelaere after his €35m move from Club Brugge and instead of improving over the months, his situation seemed to get darker and darker.
His performances will be evaluated at the end of the season, but next month De Ketelaere will be playing in the U21 European Championships in Romania and Georgia, where Milan hope to see some positive signs.
In the meantime, it is very probable that his agents will sit down at the table with Maldini and Massara and take stock of the situation, trying to understand clearly what De Ketelaere’s future will be.
Reflections will be made and it is sacrosanct that this is the case, but the feeling is that we are at a crossroads: either the 22-year-old will get another season to prove himself or he will be loaned out.
De Ketelaere is not an isolated case though because only Malick Thiaw has really delivered according to expectations out of those who arrived last summer, with the German having earned a starting spot for a decent portion of the campaign.
The same cannot be said of Yacine Adli who continues to get little playing time and could be loaned out or even sold, while Aster Vranckx did not get much of a chance either and it is unlikely he will be signed permanently from Wolfsburg for €12m.